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Word of the Week: Correction

“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism,” once quipped the late Norman Vincent Peale, who was known for his classic “The Power of Positive Thinking.”

Even Peale realized that positive thinking and perpetual praise it is not enough. There are times in our lives when we all need to make changes. Modify our behavior. And make correction in the direction our life is taking. Continue reading

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Why Worry When You Can Pray

How do you deal with worry?

J. Arthur Rank, an English executive, devised an interesting approach. He decided to do all his worrying on one day each week. He chose Wednesdays. When anything happened that gave him anxiety and annoyed his ulcer, he would write it down and put it in his worry box and forget about it until next Wednesday. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Ability

The late Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, known for his best-selling book The Power of Positive Thinking, once related this humorous incident.

Following one of his speeches he was shaking hands and greeting people when he noticed a woman looking at him with a steady gaze. Finally, he went over to her and asked, “Madam, did you want to speak to me?”

“Hello, Norman,” she said. “Don’t you remember me?”

“Well, you have a familiar look,” Peale replied. “But I can’t place you.” Continue reading

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